These records provide details of marriages of British citizens that have taken place abroad between 1818 and 2005.
If you have a relative or ancestor who was married overseas, but was still classed as a British citizen at the time of the marriage, then it is quite possible that the British Consul or the UK High Commission in the relevant jurisdiction would have been notified of the marriage, allowing you to find the record within the GRO's Consular indices.
These records are fully name indexed which makes finding your ancestors' overseas marriages so much simpler. Previously you had to search for both spouses separately and match them up yourself as the records were not name- indexed. Now, not only can you perform just one search, we will actually match up your ancestors' marriage records, providing you with one definite marriage match, or a list of possible matches.
Please bear in mind the following when searching these records: where a place has not been assigned to 'region', it will be returned in all results where a region is selected. For example, selecting Channel Islands as a region will produce genuine Channel Islands results plus any entries where the place is unassigned.